Famous Tourist Destinations In Barcelona

Museu Picasso is Barcelona's most visited museum. 3,500 displays make up the permanent collection. Picasso spent a long time (1901-06) in Barcelona, and this particular collection is particularly strong on his early work.

Displays include childhood sketches, pictures from the lovely Rose and Blue periods, and also the famous 1950s Cubist variants on Velazquez's Las Meninas (Ladies-in-Waiting).

Modernisme – magnificent modernista architectural creations sprinkled around town by renowned Antoni Gaudi and his contemporaries. Also, there are many famous shops and malls for traditional and luxurious shopping Barcelona.

Camp Nou – house of F.C. Barcelona, one of Europe's leading soccer teams, together with the capacity of nearly 100,000 spectators.

The Seu Cathedral – Built in medieval times over the site of a Roman temple, La Seu is one of the great Gothic buildings in Spain.

Parc de la Ciutadella – Barcelona's favorite park and also a Sunday afternoon rendezvous for families, friends, and ducks

The Sardana – traditional Catalan dance, conducted beyond the cathedral and in national festivals, with everyone encouraged to join in.

MUSEUMS – The Barbier-Mueller Museum of Pre-Columbian Artwork -the only museum in Europe dedicated exclusively to Pre-Columbian cultures. Housed in a darkened palace, its collection is among the finest of its type and gives visitors an insight into the rich world of the first civilizations on the American continent.

This very small museum includes one hundred bits, such as stone and wood figurines, ceramics, tapestries, jade, frequently found in international exhibits and prestige books.

Palau de la Musica Catalana – one of the planet's most extraordinary music halls, it is a Barcelona landmark. From the polychrome ceramic ticket windows on the Carrer de Sant Pere Mes Alt side to the overhead busts of Palestrina, Bach, Beethoven, and Wagner, Palau is the flagship of Barcelona's Modernist architecture.

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